Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.Pours amber with floaties and a small off-white head.Aroma is malty and fruity with a lot of peachy hops and caramel.Flavor bitter and sweet malt with some hoppy notes. Medium to full body, average carbonation.More bitter than hoppy.
PotjeBier (1890) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Beer Temple. Amber colored, hazy. Firm off white head, good lacing. Aromaís of resin, fruit, flowery, herbal, pepper. Flavor is bitter, with some alcoholic sweetness to give it some balance. Medium bodied. Long, very bitter finish. Interesting brew, but ruins your tastebuds.
HenrikSoegaard (11215) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Orange colour. Heavy hoppy and moderate malty aroma. Heavy bitter exstremely nice flavor.Long great finish. Creamy palate. Fantastic beer.
Rastacouere (6155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Impressively rocky light beige head thrones above the opaque copper, loaded with ugly chunks of yeast. The nose reminds of a fruit salad with canned peaches, litchi and grapefruit being the most obvious components to me. Underneath, a strong caramelly and toasty maltiness rhimes with heavy sweetness, not cloying thanks to the intense hops, but making the ensemble globally intense and not quite the single-minded hop focused ale I expected. Sprucey and resinous lingering finish with biting notes of grapefruit zest. Grasping bitterness that lasts for a while, removing the sugary impression. Full-bodied with a bubbly, but never biting foamy texture. Not very balanced despite my impression that the strong sweetness was partly there to keep the hoppiness in check. Just a basket of everything and not particularly complex in that regard. Still, itís an experimental brew Iím glad to have tried, but given the opportunity to drink it again, I believe Iíd pass.
rosenbergh (8123) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle. KÝbenhavn, Denmark.
Dark reddish brown colour with fluffy off-white head and lots of sediment.
Very dark hops, bread and some alcohol in aroma.
Berries, very dark hops, bread and alcohol in flavour. Low carbonation.
Quite mild hoppiness compared to IBUs. Canít help saying bit of a disappointment.
TBone (13636) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 375ml @Beer Hunters
Dark hazy-murky color, small off-white head. Very fruity-bready, hoppy aroma. Medium-bodied. Bready, wheaty, grassy, yeasty, less hoppy than expected. Sweet brew.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy orange/brown with a tiny head. Crazy aroma of pine sap, grapefruit, alcohol, sugar and grass. The flavor is incredibly bitter of course, but very harsh, there is also a lot of sweetness in this to try and somehow balance it out. Full body with mild carbonation and a super thick, sappy, syrupy mouth feel. Shared this bottle with 2 others thank god, so hard to drink. A total novelty beer and nothing I ever want to go back to, but interesting to try something so extreme.
borresen (15) - Gan, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got the hold of a bottle of this genios beer at Mikkeller bar in Cobenhagen in Noveber 2010. The Beer poors dark brown with a beige head. A heavy aroma of hops, almost like sticking your into a bag of hops actually. The taste realy impressed me, ofc. this beer is bitter, but it is also very well balanced and drinkable. Hope to meet it again!
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle) Pours a hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, mango, and pineapple. Flavor of pine, florals, herbs, wood, grass, and alcohol with a bitter finish.
WisconsinBeer (715) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown color with minimal head. 1000 IBU and wrapped in paper. An interesting visual novelty that definitely caught my eye. Flavor is initially very sweet, notes of candi sugars and ripe fruits. Hops are definitely prominent, but not as cloying as I imagined. Very smooth, seriously resinous with heavy notes of citrus. Alcohol is well hidden with just a hint of warmth at the back end. Tasty easy drinking DIPA.